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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Paul and the others are stopped outside of the Authority enclave by what?
2. What does Avery say the Tinkers would need to create their own bobbles?
3. About how long has the Authority been in power?
4. Why do the gangs around the embobbled tenement building help Wili?
5. What does Wili ask Kaladze to do with Della and Mike?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Paul decide to embobble himself?
2. How does Wili manipulate Della and Mike while they are at the demonstration of the power generator?
3. Why are Paul and the others stopped on the road to the Authority enclave?
4. How do Wili's abilities compare to Paul's?
5. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
6. Why does Mike contact Della, and what information is exchanged?
7. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?
8. How does Mike betray Della?
9. Why does Avery decide to enact Renaissance?
10. What is Wili's assessment of the situation with Mike and Della?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Project Renaissance begins as a fall back plan created in the face of an uncertain threat from the Tinkers. However, Avery's increasing paranoia cause him to attempt to trigger this doomsday plan with little provocation.
1) Describe Project Renaissance. What is its purpose, and what would its launch involve? What would be the impact of this plan on the world?
2) Discuss the Authority's general willingness to fall back on Renaissance. Why do some Authority figures believe it will not be necessary, and why do some of them believe it should not be enacted in any case?
3) Explain Avery's decision to launch Renaissance. According to the information he had available, how justified was this decision? Explain the forces that compelled him to make this decision, and what unknown factors could have swayed his decision one way or another.
Essay Topic 2
The events that led to the unusual state of raffias are only discussed tangentially and only become clear in the final chapters of the story. The rise of the Authority rapidly and dramatically altered the political landscape of the world.
1) Explain how the bobbles were discovered and first created. What involvement did Paul and the progenitors of the Authority have in these discoveries?
2) Describe how the Authority came to power and how it was able to subdue major military powers such as the United States?
3) Using evidence from the book, speculate as to how the setting could have evolved differently had some minor factors been altered slightly.
Essay Topic 3
At the end of the novel, the world has been totally destabilized by the destruction of the Authority as a cohesive organization. Although Paul, Wili, and the others have accomplished what they set out to do, they express concerns about what effects their actions will have on the world at large.
1) Discuss the major events that occur at the end of the novel which will have a major impact on the stability of the world. Describe the causes of these events and how closely they conformed to Paul's plans.
2) Describe the major political and military powers that exist outside of the Authority, and how they are likely to react to the power vacuum created by the bobbling of the Authority enclave.
3) Speculate, using information from the book, about how the characters remaining at the end of the novel will act to stabilize the world.
4) Based on the situation and the possibilities you have discussed so far, make an assessment as to whether or not Paul and the Tinkers were justified in their plan of action against the Authority.
This section contains 1,000 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)